P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum inductee profile
The late Arnold (Lock) Llewellyn started curling as a youngster at the Charlottetown Curling Club, and soon became an adept competitive player.
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Arnold (Lock) Llewellyn
Llewellyn’s accomplishments will be front and centre as he is inducted into the “Curler” category of the P.E.I. Curling Hall of Fame and Museum at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club in Summerside on Monday, Oct. 21.
Playing third stone for skip Art Burke, Lock won the P.E.I. schoolboy championship in 1957, with second stone Allison Saunders and lead Harris Dingwell.
He quickly moved to men’s competition, and made five appearances at the Canadian men’s championship between 1958 and 1966.
In 1958, playing lead for the Doug Cameron-skipped rink, Lock and the rink, also consisting of George Dillon at third stone and Jim Cameron at second, won the P.E.I. men’s championship, and went on to play in the MacDonald Brier in Victoria, B.C.
In 1960, Llewellyn again played lead stone while teaming with skip Cameron, third stone Dillon and second stone Saunders to advance to the Canadian championship in Port Arthur (now part of Thunder Bay), Ont. The same team was back the next year, when the Brier was held in Calgary, Alta.
They won again in 1963, and went on to play at the Brier in Brandon, Man.
In 1966, playing third stone for skip Burke, Lock won the P.E.I. men’s curling championship along with second stone Ralph Manning and lead Temple Hooper. They then went to Halifax for the Canadian championship.
Lock was also competitive at the local level. He won the Tyro curling championship in 1961, playing third for Saunders, second stone Bobby Dillon and lead Merrill Pursey.
Lock played third stone with Burke in 1967, winning the Belvedere men’s club championship. Saunders, at second stone, and lead Stu Lavers rounded out the roster.
Lock served on several committees that hosted Canadian curling championships in Charlottetown. He was responsible for pins and decorations on the 1964 Brier committee, served on the Canadian Seagram mixed committee in 1973, the junior men’s in 1978 and the senior men’s in 1982.